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Schneider, Gregory William

Title: Associate Professor

Office: AHC2 587

Phone: 305-348-9166


Specialty: Family Medicine

Education: University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine

Department(s): Humanities, Health, and Society

Gregory Schneider, MD is Associate Professor in the Division of Family and Community Medicine in the Department of Humanities, Health, and Society. He joined Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in 2017, where he teaches medical students at all levels, concentrating on clinical skills, ethics, and the social factors involved in health. Dr. Schneider also participates in the Green Family Foundation Neighborhood Health Education Learning Program (NeighborhoodHELP) household visits with medical, nursing, and social work students in underserved communities throughout Miami-Dade County. His medical practice is on a mobile health center in South Miami, where he serves as the Project Leader for NeighborhoodHELP in the area. After pursuing undergraduate work in philosophy at the University of Dallas, he went to medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he also stayed for his family medicine residency. A member of Alpha Omega Alpha in medical school, he was also elected Chief Resident in residency. After residency, Dr. Schneider joined the faculty of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, where he taught clinical medicine, literature and medicine, and medical ethics, and became the Director of Pre-doctoral Education, coordinating all medical student activities in his department. The recipient of numerous teaching awards at the medical school, he transitioned to St. John's College, dedicating his career more toward teaching, while also practicing student health. He received tenure there in 2012. Along the way, he has completed a Master of Liberal Arts degree at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a Professional Certificate in Screenwriting at the University of California-Los Angeles.

Select Publications

  • Schneider GW, Winslow R. Parts and wholes: the human microbiome, ecological ontology,   and the challenges of community.  Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Volume 57,   Number 2, pp. 208-223, 2014.
  • Schneider GW. Cinematic ceremony: toward a new definition of ritual.  Visual Anthropology,   Volume 21, pp. 1-17, 2008.
  • Coyle YM, Mercer SQ, Murphy-Cullen CL, Schneider GW, Hynan LS. Effectiveness of a graduate medical education program for improving medical event reporting attitude and behavior. Quality and Safety in Health Care, Volume 14, Issue 5, pp. 383-388, 2005.
  • Mulvehill S, Schneider GW, Murphy-Cullen C, Roaten S, Foster B, Porter A. Template-Guided Versus Undirected Written Medical Documentation: A Prospective, Randomized Trial in a Family Medicine Residency Clinic. Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, Volume 18, pp. 464–9, 2005.
  • Schneider GW, DeHaven MJ. Revisiting the Navajo Way: Lessons for Contemporary Healing.   Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Volume 46(3), pp. 413-427, 2003.
  • Schneider GW, DeHaven MJ, Snell LM. Fostering a Culture of Prevention in a Residency   Program Through a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Project. The American Journal of Medical Quality, Volume 18(2), pp. 82-89, 2003.
  • Schneider GW, Snell LM. CARE: An approach for teaching ethics in medicine. Social Science   and Medicine, Elsevier Press, Volume 51(10), pp. 1563-1567, 2000.

Areas of Interest

  • Community Health
  • Literature and Medicine
  • Medical Ethics and Ethical Decision-Making
  • Preventive Medicine